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  • 24Pink14Stink
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    Originally posted by WARFAB View Post

    Are there hand riveters that will work on an aluminum boat? I didn't think pop rivets were water tight. Wasn't sure if there was another type of hand riveter.
    Not sure. I figured a rivet and some caulk would work as a field expedient fix so the trip doesn't get cut short.

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  • thughes
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    Originally posted by usmcveteran View Post
    I was told to use jbweld marine over new rivet.
    Schmoo up the rivet with life caulk before you install it. I prefer using life caulk over the rivet too, as opposed to JB Weld.

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  • thughes
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    Originally posted by WARFAB View Post

    Are there hand riveters that will work on an aluminum boat? I didn't think pop rivets were water tight. Wasn't sure if there was another type of hand riveter.
    There are, they have a an o-ring and a special tapered stem that seals when it breaks off (also requires a bug as rivet gun or air rivet gun to install).
    Last edited by thughes; 08-18-2017, 11:52 AM.

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  • usmcveteran
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    I was told to use jbweld marine over new rivet.

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  • WARFAB
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    Originally posted by 24Pink14Stink View Post
    4. Buy hand riveter, rivets, silicone caulk and all necessary tools to fix in the bush. Add all this to the tool kit you put in your boat.
    Are there hand riveters that will work on an aluminum boat? I didn't think pop rivets were water tight. Wasn't sure if there was another type of hand riveter.

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  • 24Pink14Stink
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    Take aways....

    1. Buy 2 cans fix-a-flat
    2. Buy 12v tire inflator
    3. Buy 3 new trailer tires, mount spare, new lug wrench
    4. Buy hand riveter, rivets, silicone caulk and all necessary tools to fix in the bush. Add all this to the tool kit you put in your boat.

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  • usmcveteran
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    Arms fine, all muscle. Wonder if it always was and was lied to before.....

    Honestly I'm not stressed out at all from whole adventure. They couldn't of worked out better and find out no issues in biopsy done is icing on cake.

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  • WARFAB
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    Always an adventure.

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  • Cgrutt
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    Wow, sorry to hear all the woes but glad it worked out in end. How's the arm doing?

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  • thughes
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    CG calls that "karma".

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  • usmcveteran
    started a topic Thank you Brad?

    Thank you Brad?

    I just want to thank Brad I think was his name. He works with I assume is decarlos in a mobile mechanic vehicle.

    So I went camping again in stillwater. Same place as last time where I was afraid of sinking boat in rough waters and getting a flat in car which prompted me to buy a truck lol.

    So this trip let's see what happened..... Found out trailer tires were low on pressure so I filled up at Thruway stop. During trip boat spring a leak which I found out at end I lost a rivet. On final trip back this morning on boat I had zero visibility but app which gave me clear route in Rock infested waters. Then when I get off Thruway I find out I have flat on trailer. Then I find out none if my tools are right size and two of 4 wheel bolts are different sizes! The jack my dad just gave me doesn't lift Trailer enough and this happens around 1240ish and I have doctor's appointment at 2:20 !
    So this savior Decarlos driver says he heard me getting off Thruway and came over to see if I needed help. I was on phone with Thughes going to ask if he thought I could make it to mall to leave trailer driving on rim.
    This Decarlos driver saved my ass! I gave him all the cash I had on me and felt bad I didn't have more. I thanked him and he said anything for a fellow fisherman.
    This guy stopped to help me, sweated his ass off to do it for nothing in return. That is the type of person I want to be. So many things went won't for me but they worked out in the end.
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